A teenager who robbed a Long Island Rite Aid was caught after a foot chase after he crashed a stolen car, police said.
The robbery happened just before 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the store at 2260 Jerusalem Ave. in Bellmore.
According to a store employee, a male suspect entered the store and removed items without attempting to pay, Nassau County Police said.
After a brief struggle with the employee, a 28-year-old woman, the subject fled the scene in a white Volkswagen, according to police.
Additional units responded and located the vehicle a short time later.
The vehicle, which was reported stolen from Suffolk County on Saturday, Feb. 15, collided with a building on Merrick Road in Freeport at which time the subject was placed under arrest after a brief foot pursuit, police said. The building was not damaged.
The victim suffered a laceration to her face and was treated at the scene.
Arjumand Evans, 18, of Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn, was charged with:
- second-degree robbery,
- third-degree robbery,
- second-degree assault,
- second-degree reckless endangerment,
- third-degree unlawful fleeing of a police officer,
- two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property,
- false personation,
- second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana,
- third-degree criminal possession of stolen property,
- obstruction of governmental administration.
He is due to be arraigned on Monday, Feb. 17 at First District Court in Hempstead.
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